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Cedric Benson Continues to Repair Image

I actually was beginning to feel sorry for Cedric Benson given the way he responded to the arrest for drunken boating not long ago. After hearing the comments his mother and some of the witnesses made, I was buying Benson’s side of the story. Even if you didn’t believe completely buy Benson’s side, there still had to be some doubt in your mind. Well, how did Benson respond to garnering some sympathy for saying he was abused by the police? By going out and getting a drunken driving arrest, of course!

Benson has done his usual job of covering things up, naturally. He refused a blood test and breathalyzer and was released on bond (taking notes, gentlemen?). He said he wasn’t drunk or driving impaired and that he crossed an intersection while the light was yellow. He had an answer for everything. But my favorite quote, and the one that sums things up best, comes from Bears GM Jerry Angelo who said, “Disappointment is too much an often-used word when we’re talking about Cedric. The No. 1 lesson for every player is: Protect your job. We’re all held accountable for our actions. I’m not going to say any more than that until we know for sure what the facts are.” No more facts are needed to come to the conclusion Angelo did. Benson is just one big disappointment. Guy needs to lay off the booze and get prepped for the season. Man, is there any wonder why he’s not exactly a favorite amongst his teammates?

“Boom Tho” Movement Hits National Airwaves on Sporting News Radio

OK, in case you don’t know about Rod Benson’s “Boom Tho” movement, just hit up Too Much Rod Benson so you can understand the ensuing video. Rod is a former basketball player for Cal, and current all-star with the NBA’s D-League Dakota Wizards. Rod blogs, creates music videos, and is pretty much the funniest basketball player/blogger this side of Gilbert Arenas. He’s so tight in fact, that he was brought over to Yahoo! Sports (by Jamie Mottram I presume), to blog three times a week. If you want a good laugh, check it out. Anyway, for those who already know about the “Boom Tho” movement, or those who are finally caught up, you’ll appreciate the following clip:

From now on, my new catch phrase is “boom tho.” So lovely, so versatile, so perfect.